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Publication Type J
Authors Zaman, A. U. and M. A. Khan
Title The Role of Buried Viable Seeds in Saline Desert Plant Community
Source Bangladesh Journal of Botany
Author Keywords seed bank; desert; saline community; karachi
Abstract The relationship between seed to vegetation and its temporal dynamics in two Saline desert communities were studied for a period of 12 months. Perennial halophytic shrubs dominated vegetation and the buried seed bank. Existing vegetation and seed bank flora showed a marked similarity. The seed densities of Cressa cretica, Salsola baryosma and Haloxylon recurvum varied with growing season, showing the transient nature of seed bank. The seeds of Suaeda fruticosa were found persisting in the soil in large densities. The significance of seed bank for perennial species in saline desert communities is discussed.
Author Address ZAMAN, AU, UNIV KARACHI,DEPT BOT,KARACHI 75270,PAKISTAN.
29-Character Source Abbreviation Bangladesh J. Bot.
Publication Date Jun
Year Published 1992
Volume 21
Issue 1
Beginning Page 1-10
Unique Article Identifier ISI:A1992HZ24000001
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